sequenceSequence, designed by Doug Rueter and published by Jax, is a perennial bestselling game, combining ideas from many other games into a simple package. Incidentally, Jax is not Jakks, which confused me for a moment.

You get two decks of cards and a board with a grid of card faces. You play cards to get five in a row. Jacks are wild. It’s easy for kids, and interesting enough for the casual family crowd.

Additional games in the family include Sequence for Kids, Jumbo Sequence, Deluxe Sequence, Travel Sequence, 25th Anniversary Edition, Sequence States and Capitals (warning: slightly educational), Sequence Numbers (warning: also slightly educational), and Sequence Dice.